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What AntiVirus Software Do You Use ? ? ?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Replicator, Dec 27, 2006.

What AntiVirus Software Do You Use ? ? ?

Poll closed Jan 6, 2007.
  1. Norton

    20.9%
  2. BitDefender

    1.2%
  3. Kapersky

    1.2%
  4. PC-cillen

    4.7%
  5. Panda Titanium

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. McAfee

    15.1%
  7. Shield

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. AVG

    40.7%
  9. Avast

    8.1%
  10. Other

    14.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Please share the software you use, and maybe tell why [Good & Bad] . . . !

    I use Norton, and Have for Years Nows !
     
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  2. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    AVG,, the better one. And FREE!
    Avoid Norton and McAfee.. to much bloatware and soem known issues
     
  3. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    I used to use Norton [for years really], but after I got Verizon DSL, McAfee came with it free so that's what I've been using now for a couple years now (I think). Been good so far, I've not had any problems that I'm aware of.

    A few years back, I read up about Kapersky, which at that time had the best reviews.
     
  4. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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  5. WVB

    WVB Very Active Member

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    I use Avast! and have for couple years now with great results. Avast! too is free...
     
  6. anothersign

    anothersign Member

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    I use norton

    but have used avg for years got norton as a gift so i used it. No problems with either one.
     
  7. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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  8. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    .. ITs FREE. Always been free. ITs one of the best. Why? because it is not full of useless bloated do every thing features you will never need. It will not slow your machine as NOTRON or McAfee does. Averaage users buy those two because of past reputations. Computer Guru's have suspected / known about certain crash issues with Norton for a long time and avoid it.

    You just gotta look around a little.

    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1
     
  9. threeputt

    threeputt Very Active Member

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    Used AVG for the last two years. Just 2 months ago upgraded to AVG Professional Edition. About $75.00 for two years. Free upgrades of course.

    There's too much to lose if you get some malicious bug. After all, this is our livelihood, right?
     
  10. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    "AVG Anti-Virus Free and AVG Anti-Spyware Free is for private, non-commercial, single home computer use only."

    Using the free version of this software for commercial use (like making signs even if on your home computer) is just as wrong as stealing copyrighted artwork or sign designs.
     
  11. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    AVG was free - and is until Jan. 7... becomes pay after that. Mine keeps reminding me when it updates. Good enough product that I will pay for it though. HATE NORTONS!!! and don't feel much better about McAfee. AVG has served me better than both of those have.
     
  12. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    You are mistaken,, AVG is still FREE!
     
  13. mladams7259

    mladams7259 Very Active Member

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    I use Computer Associates EZ Antivirus. It is great! Its also free for 12 months. Ive been using it for 3 years now and Its excellent. Automatic updates and all.
     
  14. jayhawksigns

    jayhawksigns Very Active Member

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    I had the whole Norton Suite installed years ago, and one day for no reason I could no longer get on the internet from my design computer. Found out that it was not an uncommon problem and I spent several hours trying to uninstall everything from the suite. Since then its been AVG, Lavasoft, and ZoneAlarm for me.
     
  15. Greenthorn

    Greenthorn Member

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    I was mistaken originally as well. Ther IS still a free version available.
     
  16. Ken

    Ken Major Contributor

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    Yep, AVG-Free .
    Ken
     
  17. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    We kept getting a warning that we need to purchase a license on the office computer (which had the free version). Don't get the warning on the computers at home. I did notice that the licensing had changed to not allow any commercial use at all on the free version so technically you are right - for home use it's free, but for any business you are now required to purchase a license for $29.95 for one year or $38.95 for 2 years. Still a good deal.
     
  18. Buddy

    Buddy Member

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    bought Norton (more than once)........hate it.

    AVG is...... capital G R E A T ! !
     
  19. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    common misconception.........

    that you'll have to pay for AVG after the 7th.
    not true!
     
  20. myronb

    myronb Active Member

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    I've been using Zone Alarm for about a year & a half & it works great.
     
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